artist - amy j greving
Remember it is me and I'm allowed a few spelling, punctuation and sentence structure errors now and then.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Table: It's all about composition and lighting!
Last night the clouds moved out just in time for a great sunset. The sun and evening sky set this perfect golden glow over the waves, sand and beach grass. Making for great photography opportunities. Even the clouds in the last photo down, show that golden glow.
This picnic table which I am told just showed up one day after a storm, has been calling me. I've taken it's picture many times only to delete it because I just didn't like the composition and lighting. Last night however the lighting was maybe as perfect as it could be, so finally I'm keeping this one.
I think this table may be ready for a few friends to come, sit and enjoy this view.
My art often begins with a single photograph, a reflection of my eye—an eye that is deeply attracted to the texture, pattern, and shape found in nature. Whether it is the intricate pattern on the bark of a tree, the gentle curve of a woman’s breast, or the smooth, shiny shapes of pebbles along the shores of Lake Superior, I seek to display the wonder of creation in its purest form.
From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course. From photograph to canvas to sculpture, my hands become dirty, my fingernails caked with the mediums of art, and my heart becomes filled with joy as each piece blossoms, quite organically, into what it was meant to be.
I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it is not always obvious. But, quite possibly, the viewer will see in a new way and will feel a new appreciation for the organic elements around us.